Christmas gifts of the day: Christmas spirit

Selection of alcohol that would make good Christmas presents | H is for Home

Almost everyone (disclaimer… over the age of 18!) would appreciate unwrapping a gift of Christmas spirit of some description.

We all have our different poisons. I’m not a whisky (or whiskey) drinker – I’ve never been able to even smell the stuff – nor do I much care for brandy (except for in an Alexander or Christmas pudding). However this Christmas, I’d happily sit in front of the fire and quaff a bottle of Chocoholic stout or glass of port. Justin, on the other hand, does dip into whisky world – and loves an old fashioned glass of Maker’s Mark with one ice cube. Our minds and tastes meet at a full-bodied red wine – a fruity shiraz maybe… or cold, dry, crisp bubbly of any type – champagne, prosecco, cava – perhaps all three – it’s Christmas after all!

Here’s a selection of tasty tipples that might take your fancy.

  1. Two Birds Christmas spiced vodka – 70cl: £32.95
  2. Dalwhinnie Winters Gold: £37.90
  3. Grahams 30 year old tawny port: £64.79
  4. Babycham sparkling perry 20cl & glass gift pack: £7.99
  5. Slingsby rhubarb gin: £39.99
  6. Saltaire Triple Chocoholic stout: £2.75
  7. 30 year old whisky gift set – 5 x 3cl: £150.00

Vintage drink mats

Vintage drink mats collection | H is for Home

We bought a bagful of vintage drink mats yesterday.

Vintage Cherry B Drink mats | H is for Home

They date from the 1960s era and we like the various designs.

Vintage Cherry B drink mat | H is for Home Vintage Babycham drink mat | H is for Home

There are card coasters advertising Cherry B, Babycham, Dewar’s whisky and Martell cognac.

Vintage Dewar's drink mat | H is for Home Vintage Dewar's drink mat | H is for Home

There are enough to make sets of 6 for both Dewars patterns, sets of 6 for the simple cherry design, a set of 4 for the pretty Cherry B party girls – and a couple each of the Babycham and Martell.

vintage MArtell drink mat | H is for Home

Drop us a line if you’re interested – or check them out on our website in the next day or two.

Forthcoming Attractions: Mid June 2016

Trio of vintage homewares: Orange plastic pop art lampshade, Blue Carstens West German pottery vase, Blue Cathrineholm Lotus enamel coffee pot | H is for Home

We’ve acquired some lovely vintage homeware pieces in the last week or so – and there’s been lots of photographing and listing to do. Here’s a selection of our favourite recent additions.

Blue vintage Carstens West German vase | H is for Home Orange plastic vintage pop art lampshade | H is for Home

Vintage wooden tabletop cantilever sewing box | H is for Home Blue vintage Cathrineholm Lotus coffee pot | H is for Home

Vintage blue & green bird patterned curtains | H is for Home Vintage Denby 'Trees' cup & saucer | H is for Home

Vintage hand painted pottery piggy bank | H is for Home Vintage Babycham tea towel | H is for Home

We like to split items between the web shop, eBay shop and physical shop space so have been busy in the this month!

This mid century modern shelving unit was bought at auction recently. It’s for sale of course, but it also provides the perfect backdrop for other objects from the same era – pottery, lamps and so on.

H is for Home vintage homewares at Picture House Antiques in Todmorden | H is for Home

As always, if you see anything that takes your fancy, just drop us a line.

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Charity Vintage: Babycham glasses

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vintage boxed set of Babycham glasses being sold by & in support of North Devon Hospice
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Many of you will be in the middle of Dry January but these vintage Babycham glasses are enough to make you break out the bubbly prematurely!

They’re being sold by & in support of North Devon Hospice* and are currently at £16 – still a bargain. They’re in super condition – no chips or cracks, no wear to the gold rims and they’re still in their original party pack box. We’ve had these in our shop on occasion and they always sell – I always imagine them being used in an Abigail’s Party setting!

*North Devon Hospice aims to be the centre of excellence for the provision of palliative care for the people of North Devon and to be the main point of contact for health care professionals requiring support with complex problems in palliative care.